TRiP (The Regina Intersectoral Partnership) is a referral and consent based initiative that focuses on young people under the age of 18. The program is a targeted and collaborative approach to crime prevention, crime reduction, and community well-being.
The program focuses on coordinated service support, reduction of barriers to pro-social activities, and school engagement to generate risk reduction, and ultimately reduce vulnerability of children and their families.
The components of TRiP include:
- 11 and Under Initiative (11UI)
- twelve&up Initiative (twelve&up)
The focus of TRiP’s 11UI and twelve&up is “behaviours or conditions that place children in a position of vulnerability”. The goal is to “make appropriate connections and referrals for children to optimize their health, safety and development through improved communication and collaboration among service providers”.
TRiP is a shared commitment by multiple human service agencies including the Ministry of Social Services, Ministry of Justice, Saskatchewan Health Authority, Regina Public and Catholic School Boards, and the Regina Police Service. All agencies work together to improve client outcomes through intersectoral collaboration, risk reduction, and coordinated service provisions. This is an innovative and proven approach to mitigating or eliminating varying levels of risk and victimization in a collaborative working environment.
Make a TRiP referral:
It is suitable to make a referral to TRiP’s 11UI or twelve&up initiative if you have detected behaviours or conditions that place a child/youth in a position of vulnerability. Elements to consider for a referral to TRiP are:
- The child/youth exhibits multifaceted behavioural challenges.
- The child/youth is showing or is affected by composite risk factors.
- Previous engagements in services have shown little progress in the child/youth.
- The child/youth has experienced personal, situational, and/or institutional barriers to services and support.
- After having explored other options, the referring agent considers TRiP to be the best option.
What is expected from you?
- The child/youth’s participation in 11UI or twelve&up is voluntary and requires parent/guardian consent;
- It is important for the caregiver to recognize that they have an important role influencing the child/youth’s behavior;
- There is an expectation the caregiver will be involved in all case conferences and other activities to support an agreed upon plan;
- Failure to participate may result in a discontinuation of support from the initiative.
For more information on TRiP, visit their website: http://tripregina.ca/